Cackling Counterpart


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Cackling Counterpart


Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

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Cackling Counterpart Discussion

Selphiron on As a City Upon a Hill

1 month ago

nice deck! Why Brightling? Also a Cackling Counterpart could come in very handy.

Darth_Savage on Blue Fax Machine

1 month ago

Hi SprScuba,

There are familiar foundations in this deck, similar in many ways to Owl-ing Mine (not my deck, but it inspired my own take on owl-ing mine), but with a different and possibly more fragile payoff. My initial thought is that your deck would struggle against other decks which aren't particularly creature focussed; heavy discard (8-rack), Storm and other go-wide strategies (Affinity / 8-Wack / Pyromancer / BW Tokens). Now if your meta is filled with good-stuff creature decks then this is exactly the sort of deck that can prey on that, but metas change...

I wouldn't particularly worry about enchantment removal, it is far less common, especially since Black and Red don't have access to it, but I would worry about facing decks which aren't creature focussed or go-wide. One of the easiest fixes I can think of is to play the Biovisionary combo. Splashing Green would give you access to ramp and Herald of the Pantheon too, which could help play those enchantments. Though if the aim was Biovisionary then Renegade Doppelganger and Cackling Counterpart would be good choices, maybe even one of Progenitor Mimic.

If you are planning to stay in mono blue, then you need an alternative win-con, the two obvious ones being Thing in the Ice  Flip and Cryptic Serpent, but even an Illusory Angel or Riptide Chimera could work. Your also not running any clones, per say Cryptoplasm or Phantasmal Image are the first that come to mind.

I guess what my comment boils down to is that your deck needs a better win-con, incase you are faced with a deck which isn't aggro focussed. I hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

onehitterquiter on Brotherhood Bonds

1 month ago

Zada, Hedron Grinder would be cool if you ran more flicker spells or stuff like Twinflame and Cackling Counterpart. Flicker spells are inherently good with your general anyway :0

onehitterquiter on onehitterquiter

1 month ago

Hi lexavian! Yeah Zada is really neat to target with flicker spells, it flickers all your allies! Stuff like Heat Shimmer, Twinflame, and Cackling Counterpart are good with both Zada and General Tazri too.

Anyways, you can reply on your deck's page. I like to tag the person I'm talking to like so: [^[^user: onehitterquiter^]^] (without the carrots). You can tag cards that way too, by putting "card: " instead of user.

TypicalTimmy on Blue Creature Cloner?

1 month ago

Here's a list of what I could find.

Loreshadow on Mono-Blue Swiss Army Knife

2 months ago

If you need draw, Cerulean Wisps is very efficient. You may also which to invest in Morphing. Exiling Morphed cards returns permanents flipped and untapped. Also triggers ETB effects. Very easy amass mana with an exiled Drowner of Hope. Or counter spells by turning an Essence Flux into an ETB Counterspell. This also works with Cackling Counterpart. The cloning of counter creatures happens before the original is hit with the removal spell. Fun.

Loreshadow on The Dumbest Deck You Will Ever See (Primer!!!)

2 months ago

I like it! Go big or go home!Why else play Modern over Standard?

Working on something similar in a partial way. Gonna mill a portion of my deck with a single Surgical Extraction in mid game to give me far more reliable draw results of a combo I've been trying to work out in my head.

Pact of Negation

Simian Spirit Guide, Desperate Ritual, Reverberate

Quicksilver Amulet, Cackling Counterpart

Just some of the creatures I will be using for the finisher.

Elite Arcanist, Living Lore, Torrential Gearhulk

Along with sacrificial mana creatures in the early game as alternatives to the instants.

Definitely a work in progress. Keep remaking the deck from scratch as I discover more words.

Loreshadow on Does Cloning by Instant spell ...

2 months ago

So if I wanted to protect one of my creatures I could just have my Elite Arcanist cast Cackling Counterpart on a Siren Stormtamer, and pay the man to sac the toke, leaving my original target in once piece?

If I wanted to counter a creature and only have a Negate in my hand I could still use my same Elite Arcanist to copy a Silumgar Sorcerer and have it exploit itself to counter that creature in time?

Sounds like it. Cool. Thanks guys!

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